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Friday, February 09, 2007

This and that

I almost panicked this morning. I was going to take pictures of my knitting projects last night, but went to bed early and told myself I could do it in the morning before I left for work. Got to work and realized that I hadn't taken pictures. Bummer...

What a minute! Two of the three projects I'm working on are in my knitting bag! So is my camera! (It's been a long week and my brain is rather foggy.)

Still chugging away on my stockinette socks. Only working on these during lunch, waiting in line, etc. I'm to the point where I just want to be done so I can move on.

Quiviuq scarf #1 - I've finished 20 of the 25 repeats. Got through part of another repeat and realized I was totally messing up the zigzag patterns on the borders. I'm going to have to rip back about 6 rows. Yuck! I may have it finished up this weekend so I can start on Quiviuq Scarf #2.
I even spent some time on my marriage gansey this week! I've got another 12 rows done on the body. That was all I could manage, since my hands start hurting after a while.

Lots of people are knitting from stash this year. I'm not going out of my way to do that, but I am going to try to finish up some works-in-progress that have been hanging around. The Marriage Gansey is one of those. It is a physically strenuous knit for me - tight gauge, small needles, tightly spun yarn. And why did I have to include all those tight little cables?

Circumnavigated Cardigan buttons - for those who asked. I didn't want to take it off (it's cold this morning) so the picture is a bit blurry. I got to show it off at the guild meeting Tuesday night. Looks like I'm the first to finish. Told everyone the yarn was from the estate sale of the guild member who used to teach this sweater. They thought that that was incredibly appropriate.

The Dewey Knit initial meeting was a resounding success. I don't think they were expecting near as many people and talked about getting a bigger meeting room for next month. Thank goodness, since I was getting a bit claustrophobic. About seventy people crowded in there - I was glad to see a few men, even one teenage boy knitting away. All ages, all levels of expertise. Should be interesting.

De-stashed! I gathered up a bunch of yarn the other day and gave it away. Acrylic that I'll never use, left-over skeins from finished projects, bits and pieces, even a whole group of skeins from a crochet afghan project from the 80's. It was rather surprising to see to how much there was. My lys is gathering up yarn for the women's prison. The prisoners will be using the yarn to make shawls that will be auctioned off and the proceeds will benefit a battered women's charity.

It's still winter


Anonymous Carrie K said...

Wow, 70 people? That's impressive!

Oh, such a gorgeous scarf! Too bad about the borders but so pretty. Cute socks and cardigan buttons & band too!

It's finally winter. Yay!

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

That is really a gorgeous scarf, I bet it feels unbelieveable too. I really wish I could get my brother who lives in Alaska to send me some quivit.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

For some reason, I always wondered whether they allow knitting in prison- I guess some do.

Amazing scarf- I bet it feels super soft.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Brigitte said...

That scarf does look so soft! Quiviut, mmmmmmm...

4:38 AM  
Anonymous traceyleezle said...

Ummm....I can't see the pictures...*sniff* everyone else got to see the pictures. I wanted to see them too *sniff, sniffle*. It's ok, I'll check w/ my 'puter at home.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Tracey said...

OK, I finally got the pictures to load. Love the socks and the scarf and EEEEEEK! at that tree. (It's been topped, big no-no in the tree care industry, very bad for the tree) *sigh* I need to get a life.

2:19 PM  

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